The Norton Knatchbull School

Secondary
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Hythe Road
Ashford
TN24 0QJ
01233620045
Pupils
1150
Ages
11 - 18
Gender
Boys
Type
Academy - Converter mainstream
4 1 1 2 3 4
NATIONAL AVG. 2.06
Ofsted Report
(21/3/17)
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NATIONAL AVG. 60%
5+ GCSEs grade 9-4 (standard pass or above) including English and maths
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The school converted to an academy in April 2012. It is a slightly larger than the average-size secondary school. The school caters for boys in Years 7 to 11. The sixth form is co-educational; girls make up about one fifth of the sixth form roll. The school is selective on intake in Year 7. The ability of boys on entry is in the top 25% of the Kent ability range. Around one fifth of students are from minority ethnic backgrounds; the largest group is of Nepalese heritage. A below-average proportion of students are eligible for the pupil premium. The proportion of disabled students and those supported through school action is below average. The proportion of students supported through school action plus or with a statement of special educational needs is also below average. The standards achieved by students exceed the government’s current floor standard which sets the minimum expected levels for students’ attainment and progress. A very small number of students attend off-site provision.

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The Norton Knatchbull School Reviews

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“Mistake”
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"> My youngest child attended this school. It is was a mistake to send her there. In my experience, staff turnover is a huge problem but it is the attitude of management that is most disturbing. But don't take my word for it, see what staff say here: http://www.kentonline.co.uk/ashford/news/teachers-to-strike-over-cuts-98129/
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